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Animale 2013 Petite Sirah Label Petite Sirah with bird netting

2013 Petite Sirah (Stainless Steel-Aged)

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend and Vineyard:

  • 100% Petite Sirah - McIntire Vineyard, Sunnyside

Alcohol: 13.4%

Production: 29 cases

Harvest Dates and Ripeness:

  • 10/11/2013, 24.2 brix
  • 10/18/2013, 24.3 brix
  • 11/1/2013, 25.9 brix

Aging: All stainless steel, 12 months

Tasting Notes:

Opaque purple-black color, full-bodied; aromas of fresh blackberries, black licorice, and violets. Rich and lingering on the palate, with flavors of plums, dried dark cherries, and soft tannins.


  • Wine Enthusiast (Sean Sullivan), December 2016 - Recommended Wine, Rating: 88 Points
  • Wines Northwest (Chuck Hill), June 10, 2016 - Featured Wine of the Week
  • " Animale 2013 Petite Sirah Yakima Valley AVA - Matt Gubitosa crafts tiny amounts of intense varietal wines in his micro winery in North Seattle. His intense Petite Sirah is inky purple in color, featuring aromas of blackberry, spicy pepper and earthy mineral. The palate is dense and flavorful with ample tannins to accompany your steak from the grill. "

Label Design: Curt Collinsworth, San Francisco, CA

Status: SOLD OUT at the winery, but available from highly select western Washington retailers. Contact ANIMALE for advice on where to obtain this wine.

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